Official Tourist Information Site of the Piacenza local editorial office

MALASPINA CASTLE

Villages and Castles
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Malaspina Castle is on the hill dominating Bobbio, an area rich in historical memories. Above it there was the primitive Ligurian-Celtic Roman site, while the castle was built where S.Petri Basilica was once.

Built in 1304 by Corradino Malaspina, during his rule it remained a Ghibelline fortress. Afterwards, the towns rule was handed over to a podestà who put it under the protection of the Viscontis.

The Viscontis then granted it as fief to the Dal Verme family. In 1545 the castle was transformed into a luxury mansion, afterwards it was purchased by several noble families and it finally became a state possession only in 1956.

The external walls, connected to the town wall system, were destroyed throughout the centuries; nothing remains of the dry moat separating the external from the internal walls. Such walls are still visible, together with two drawbridges, on the North-Western and North-Eastern sides. The western side shows remains of the Bishop Tower; S. Petrii Basilica was on its extension, and it was long used by the castle owners as powder-magazine.

The square plan donjon rises in the centre of the area, while a circular plan building was subsequently built on the eastern side, on an ancient rampart.

INDIRIZZO
Via del Torrino
LOCALITA'
Bobbio
CHIUSURA SETTIMANALE
In June, July, August and September : Monday, for the rest of the year closed on Sunday.
ORARIO

Weekday timetable:

Month of MARCH 2024
Thursday through Monday
10.00- 13.00 e 14.00 – 17.00

MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY and JUNE
Thursday through Monday
10.00- 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00

MONTHS OF JULY and AUGUST and SEPTEMBER.
Every day except Tuesday (Closed)
10.00- 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00

MONTH OF OCTOBER
Thursday through Monday
10.00- 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00

Months of NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2024
Thursday through Monday
10.00- 13.00 e 14.00 – 17.00

TARIFFE

Admission prices:
2,50 euros

Reduced prices:
1,50 euro

TELEFONO
+39 351 7221207

ADDRESS
Piazza San Francesco - Bobbio


WEBSITE
visitpiacenza.it/val-trebbia/

EMAIL
iat@comune.bobbio.pc.it

PHONE
+39.0523.962815